The Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the only breeding hummingbird species in eastern North America, is a familiar summer inhabitant of woodlands, parks, and gardens from central Canada to the Gulf Coast that occupies the largest breeding range of any North American hummingbird.
It is thought that Ruby-throats live as long as 12 years, but the average is probably 3-5 years. Adult female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have an average mass of only 3.5 grams, adult males just 3.0 grams. Despite their tiny size, many of these birds fly nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico during fall and spring migration, a round-trip of more than 1,600 km.
These hummingbirds have a very strict routine, often returning to the same area each and every year. To accomplish this, individuals often double their body mass by fattening on nectar and insects prior to departure.
Adult male: Emerald green back, iridescent ruby red gorget (throat) that may appear black under some lighting conditions, gray flanks, forked tail with no white. Smaller than the female.
Adult female: Emerald green back, white breast and throat, rounded tail with white tips. Larger than the male, with a longer bill.
Juveniles: Young of both sexes look like the adult female. In August and September, young males may develop some red spots in the gorget.
The male Ruby-throated hummingbird is an industrious bird, constantly flitting among flowers and feeders not only to feed but also to defend his territory from other hummingbirds. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds fly straight and fast but can stop instantly, hover, and adjust their position up, down, or backward with exquisite control.
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Reference: hummingbirdsplus.org; birdsoftheworld.org; allaboutbirds.org; hummingbirds.net.